Fort Valley State University Fact Sheet
President: Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313
- Main: 478-825-6211
- Admissions: 478-825-6307
- Financial Aid: 478-825-6363
- Compliance, Ethics, and Reporting Hotline: 877-516-3430
FVSU is a fully accredited, comprehensive, four-year institution committed to providing strong academic programs, online courses and extracurricular activities to students. The University provides instruction, research, and public and extension services, consistent with its land-grant and public functions, for all segments of the population to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.
The university’s 3,000-plus students represent 130 of Georgia’s 159 counties, more than 30 states and about 10 international countries. Ninety-four percent of the student body is African American. The average age is 24 for undergraduates and 33 for graduate students. About one-third of students live on campus, and 85 percent attend college full-time.
The university offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors – education, business administration and agriculture are particularly popular – as well as master’s degrees in education and counseling. An education specialist degree also is available. In an effort to accommodate our graduate and non-traditional students, external degree program courses are also being offered at off-campus sites in Macon, Warner Robins, Cochran and Dublin.
The university has the only certified veterinary technology program in the state. A unique partnership with Zoo Atlanta provides future veterinarians hands-on experience in caring for exotic animals.
Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP) teams with major oil and energy companies across the nation to launch the careers of minorities and women in the industry. CDEP, the only program of its kind in the nation, offers dual degrees in math, engineering, chemistry, biology, health physics and geoscience.
Fort Valley had an economic impact of more than $141 million during FY 2010.